Category: ’Ensure Safe Sleep’

Ending Battles at Bedtime

October 14th, 2010 by Dionna - 10 Comments

This past fall and winter were hard for me and the Bean. Beanie hit a new stage where she was busy all of the time, and it seemed like we were just not connecting. For example, when I tried to get her attention to ask her to please pick up…

Being Fully Present

October 7th, 2010 by Dionna - 7 Comments

When I allow myself to be fully present, the joy of being a mama is almost overwhelming. Today for example, I took time to curl up with Kieran during his nap. I laid there trying to memorize the smooth skin of his face, the rhythm of his breathing, the way…

Sleeping Alone is . . . Lonely

August 9th, 2010 by Dionna - 17 Comments

Kieran and I were reading a book the other night. At the end of the book, the main character of the story (a child) was in bed. As is typical of many children’s stories, the child was in bed alone. His parents were standing at the door to his bedroom…

Sacred Time: Nursing My Baby to Sleep

August 3rd, 2010 by Dionna - 5 Comments

Nursing my daughter to sleep is sacred time for me for many reasons.  The biggest reason is because it’s about the only time I ever get to nurse my daughter.  We had extreme nursing difficulties due to physical problems, and it took 5 months for her to be able to…

Papa’s Co-Sleeping Essay Contest Entry

March 21st, 2010 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Update: I am SO PROUD! Tom’s entry was one of the winners in the Co-Sleeping Essay Contest. It will be featured in the book “Are You Co-Sleeping? Me Too!” Congratulations honey!! And I found out later that my essay was also chosen. Both of our essays will be published –…

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